I recently shared part one of my oldest daughter’s sweet sixteen succulent party theme and I’m back to share more of the pretty details! This party really reflected her personal style which is laid back and outdoorsy. This boho themed party incorporated her love of sunset colors and succulents. I especially love how all the desserts turned out! I worked with some seriously talented dessert pros and they nailed it.
This was the dessert table that I set up in our outdoor tent area. Here’s what it looked like from the outside.
The color palette was a play off of Taylor’s love for desert sunsets. Personally, I feel like the colors really brought this boho dessert table together.
The handmade sign above the table read “oh how sweet sixteen.”
Let’s start with this cake. Because, WOW. It was a “semi-naked” cake because she loved the look of a naked cake but also really enjoys eating the icing. :) I can’t blame her! The color was a sunset-y peach color and it was adorned with real succulents.
The topper was laser cut from wood and added such a nice finishing touch to the cake. (The flavor was snickerdoodle and it was delicious!).
The cake was really a show stopper.
The cupcakes were topped with the most creative fondant toppers. They looked just like mini succulents! There were also some flat toppers with boho-inspired patterns on them. No one could believe they were edible. (You might remember the cute toppers we had at my London’s 5th birthday breakfast party? Same talented source, more on that below.)
Here’s my secret (because you know I love to keep things simple) …. these are store-bought the cupcakes (with no icing–just ask the for them at the bakery counter at your grocery store), and then made the icing and iced them myself. Half the work, half the mess but still very tasty.
The cake pops were the perfect peach and cornflower blue colors, finished with a dusting of gold paint.
And the cookies…. WOW. There was so much detail going on. We had several different sugar cookie designs–each so unique.
I had sent the invitation and told them just come up with something.
They were so detailed and SO GORGEOUS. (Check out the invites in Part One.)
And my favorite part had to be the favors! I had a vision of a white wall with small shelves to house the succulents and cacti favors and my husband brought my vision to life perfectly! I loved how the favor display added such a show-stopping decorative element to the space. He’s always helping me create that “wow” factor for events. (Remember the book backdrop for the book themed baby shower I hosted?)
At the end of the night, guests selected their favorite potted succulent to take home. I love that the favor will live on well after the party ends. Succulents are Taylor’s favorite so this was such a personal touch.
I ordered all the succulents online (did you know you could do that?!) and painted the pots and planted to succulents the week before the party. Good thing about working with succulents is that you can prep ahead of time and you don’t have to worry they’ll die.
We also had a photo booth which kept everyone (teens and adults) busy. It was such a hit!
I was thrilled to find a local women-owned business right down the street from me. She had Taylor’s picture and the graphic from our invite right up on the screen inside the booth which was so personalized, I loved it!
She also printed two of every thing and added a strip to a scrapbook that guests signed for Taylor leaving her sweet birthday messages. It was just the perfect keepsake from her special day.
Happy birthday to our sweet Taylor!
I hope you found some inspiration for your own boho themed party. What was your favorite element?
The amazing vendors we worked with:
Photobooth: Paparazzi in Murrieta
Cake and Cake Pops: A Piece of Cake
Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
Cookies: Flourish Sweet Shop
Cake Topper: Letters To You
Succulents for favors: San Pedro Cactus